ACRS MA students

Arin Agich (Macedonia) NATI 2YMA/year1

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Marieta Bazinyan (Armenia) HIST 2YMA/year2          

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G. Peter Boros 

Department of International Relations 2YMA/year 2

Home Country:  Hungary

Email:  boros_gabor@student.ceu.edu

Area of study: The role of religion in 21th century Chinese identity

The ties, which connect Peter to religions are manifold. First of all, he is catholic, actively participating in his parish’s life. Second, his undergraduate studies were in Chinese culture and religious studies, with a focus on Asian religions, mainly Buddhism and Daoism. During his one year in China, he could personally research the practices of monks and laypeople, which posed new questions and provided a deeper level of understanding to him. At CEU, his aim is to proceed with the analysis of indigenous religions’ influence in post-Maoist and globalizing China, and to broaden his understanding of Islam.

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Cem Durak (Turkey) MED 1YMA

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Dyese Elliot-Newton (USA) MED 2YMA/year2

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Muhammad Osama Iqbal (Pakistan) POLI 2YMA/year1

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Tamas Juhasz (Hungary) MED 2YMA/year2

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Serenay Kaykac (Turkey) NATI 1YMA

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Ivana Lazaroska 

Department of History
2YMA/year2

Home Country: USA/Macedonia

E-mail: 
Lazaroska_Ivana@student.ceu.edu

Area of study: Secularism in Turkey and Yugoslavia

Ivana was born and raised in Macedonia, but has been a New Yorker for the past thirteen years. She holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from CUNY. Her research interests are in the comparative study of state-sponsored secularism in two post-Ottoman successor states: Turkey and Yugoslavia. She is particularly interested in studying the role of religious ideology in Southeastern Europe and Turkey among “ordinary people,” asking questions about how Turks, Albanians, and Slavic-speaking Muslims identified themselves in relation to their co-religionists and to their fellow citizens.

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Md. Abusalah Sakender (Bangladesh) HIST 2YMA/year2

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Mario Sain 1YMA (Croatia/Bosnia) HIST 1YMA

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Anna Smelova 

Department of History
2YMA/year2

Home Country:  Russia

E-mail: 
Smelova_Anna@student.ceu.edu

Area of study: Temperance movement in Late Russian Empire as Social and Political Phenomenon

I obtained my BA degree in history at National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in St. Petersburg. The area of my academic interests includes Social History of Imperial Russia and History of Russian Orthodox Church. My BA thesis was focused on the case-study of religious temperance group acted in St. Petersburg at the end of XIX and the early XX centuries as an element of engagement of religious community to social and political life at the lack of “room for manoeuvre”.  I have got valuable experience of carrying out research work in scientific educational group in Research Centre of religion and secularization in HSE.

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Tedo Tchokhonelidze (Georgia) HIST 2YMA/year1

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Aaron Tolkamp (USA) NAT 2YMA/year2

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Arina Zaytseva

Department of Medieval Studies
2YMA/year2

Home Country: Russian Federation

Email: Zaytseva_Arina@student.ceu.edu

Thesis: The Text and the Visual: Shaping the Literary Image of the Devil through Performative and Visual Art of the 13-15th Centuries Italy

Supervisors: Gabor Klaniczay, Gerhard Jaritz, Gyorgy E. Szonyi

Arina was trained in the field of Cultural Studies at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation. Her BA thesis focused on the medieval literary tradition of Satan Prozessen, and specifically on the treatise Processus Satanae Contra Genus Humanum.

Her current MA research is interdisciplinary and delves into the fields of visual culture, literary criticism, medieval, and religious studies. She aims through this research to shed light on the formation of the image of Satan in the literary and visual sources.